My ex-roommate constantly states that with six months sprawl training, the vast majority of top-tier athletes from the ‘major sports’ would have a soul crushing impact on the MMA world. This is his school of thought: Lebron James is 6-8 250 pounds of pure athletic ability, imagine a flying knee from Lebron James, or Metta World Peace’s standing elbows that could put Bones Jones’ to shame. He says Brock Lesnar didn’t even make the final roster for the Vikings – but the NFL features lineman who can run 40 YD dashes in 5 seconds while Roy Nelson and Mike Russow make their case for a top ten ranking under 265. It’s definitely an interesting discussion, but with so little training, I’m pretty sure our dudes could sub those multimillionaires fairly easily.
Either way, it’s pretty cool to see this video documenting Anderson Silva’s post-UFC 148 backstage celebrations and Lebron James’ fanboyism. Check it out.